Sunfish discoveries

May 11th, 2021, Other, 04/05/2021
Australian and New Zealand scientists have, for the first time, successfully identified the tiny larva of the giant bump-head Sunfish (Mola alexandrini). Led by Auckland Museum sunfish expert, Dr Marianne Nyegaard, in collaboration with Australian Museum scientists, Kerryn Parkinson and Andrew King, this significant discovery was made using the Australian Museum’s Ichthyology collections and world-leading Genomics Laboratory in Sydney. […] Collected off the NSW coast in 2017 by the CSIRO RV Investigator, a number of tiny larval Mola specimens came to the attention of Dr Nyegaard, who was keen to identify the species.

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